Have you heard of the brand, Quail? I’ve been hearing about them more and more recently… It started as a mention in a magazine, then a mention in a press release, finally ending up with the internet slowly exploding with Quail(s).
Whenever this happens, I like to try to find out what the brand is all about, and why they’re suddenly hogging spotlight, little by little. Naturally, Google scared the crap out of me when I did a search for more information by sending me to The Dictionary of Sexual Terms (huh, whew knew “quail” was… so… multifaceted as a word?), but eventually I found some information.
Quail was started by an L.A. girl named Michelle Nguyen Williams, who takes inspiration from her homegirls, which I totally love. In all honesty, her lines are not… exactly… “budget”; however, when they hit the sale rack, they fall nicely into my price range, anyway (which is definitely less than $100… Although right now, my budget is hovering around “less than $2”).
Her pieces are swingy, girlish, and a little sexy-playful, if you ask me. Some of the silhouettes bring old Chloé designs to mind, while others seem to have a unique flare, all their own.
Additionally, though, I really wish that designers would stop using the phrase “wearable classics with a modern twist”. I feel like I’ve read that 500 times from 500 different designers – come up with something new, folks! There are lots of adjectives at your disposal.
Quail Georgia Racer in Emerald
Quail Crepe Pant in Black
(Of course I love those shorts – they’re the most expensive yet!)
Quail Dee Leggings in Black
I’m vehemently against the “leggings as pants” movement, as well as the “denim leggings” idea… But for some reason, I’m not disgusted by these…
Quail “Let Them Eat Cake” Tee
Quail P&P Tank
You must take 8 seconds to go to the site and check out the back of this top – extended straps WHAT?!
Quail Ten Skirt
High waist? Check. Structure? Check. Two neutral color options? Check. POCKETS?! CHECK!! New favorite skirt, for sure.
So? What do you think of the breaching-the-radar style from Quail? Love it? Hate it? Seen it before?
Let me know in the comments!